Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC 260 lit up the once closed-down city with a thrilling main card.
After the main card started, the action was wholesale and culminated into a gigantic knockout to crown a new heavyweight king.
Pros React To UFC 260 Main Event
Specifically, in the main event of the evening, we saw the long-anticipated rematch between heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic take on Francis Ngannou. First, the fight started patiently, with Miocic looking for the takedown, but a lot of eyes opened wide after Ngannou defended the first takedown. Then, the striking was just too much for the heavyweight great in the second round.
UFC 260 Co-Main Event
Then in the co-main event of the night, we saw former welterweight champ Tyron Woodley fail to get back into the winner’s circle. Facing a very dangerous Brazilian in Vicente Luque, eventually, Woodley would succumb to the pressure and get submitted for the first time in his career. To pour more salt into the wound, the fight was also Woodley’s last fight on his contract.
In an Instagram post, Woodley posted his reaction to the performance.
“Shit was going really well until it wasn’t,” Woodley posted. “My camp pushed me in ways I haven’t been pushed in a while. I committed, and swore to myself I would bring the tiger out that earned me gold. I saw the opportunity for the KO and got too excited. Payed a big cost. I don’t regret my aggression as that’s what God created me to do. @luquevicente is a tough and humble fighter. Was an honor to share the cage with you tonight.”
“Suga” Delivers Against Almeida
Moving down the card, emerging superstar “Suga” Sean O’Malley took on the bruising Thomas Almedia. With the intention of outshining everyone on the card, O’Malley’s striking looked superb.
“Fear The Maverick” Lives Up To Her Name
Following those three fire-fights, rising prospect Miranda Maverick put her physicality on display against UFC staple Gillian Robertson.
Mullarkey Back In the Win Column At UFC 260
In a stunning rebound, Jamie Mullarkey pulled off the upset win against Khama Worthy by TKO in a mere 46-seconds of the first round.
Overall, the event delivered on finishes and wasn’t short excitement, UFC 260 will go down in the books as perhaps the pivotal event that caused a huge shift in the heavyweight division. In addition, it left fans with plenty of questions!
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